Warriors become just the 5th team to start National Basketball Association playoffs 10-0
- Author: Julie Sanders May 20, 2017,
May 20, 2017, 10:54
Entering Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Friday, the Cavaliers are 9-0 in the 2017 postseason.
Such domination is no surprise to anyone.
The NBA postseason gives the league's very best players the platform to take both themselves and their teams to the next level and this year we've been blessed with a variety of standout performers.
These one-sided playoffs are historic in nature.
The Cavs' win that night secured their very first NBA Finals appearance in franchise history.
The Cavs swept IN and Toronto, having a little trouble with the former and no trouble with the latter.
This difference in the way the two teams dispatched their opponents may be convincing enough to make a strong case for the defending champs. The Warriors swept Portland and Utah, toying with each.
Cleveland have struggled on defense as a team, but James has offset some of those deficiencies by averaging 2.1 steals and 1.5 blocks per game. After losing 107-101 at home to Philadelphia in the first game of the NBA Finals, the Lakers beat the 76ers four straight times to clinch the title.
The king of Akron has been the king of the playoffs so far having produced a ridiculous stat line as he led his Cavaliers to an undefeated record after two series in these playoffs.
The Finals will begin June 1 at the home arena of the Western Conference champion.
The overall ratings will be in place, though, and while Adam Silver and company would prefer a few classic Game 7s to gift his billion buck business partners at the networks with, the checks are already cashed.
"Cleveland" on the way to the conference finals was required to spend a minimum of eight matches ("Cavaliers" went dry "Indiana" and "Toronto"). The Thunder won three more in a row to oust the Spurs. But diving deeper into the numbers, basketball bettors have never seen two teams as dominant as Cleveland and Golden State.